June 29, 2017 – Family Matters

The past year has seen additions to some of our families. Whether through birth or marriage, family additions are always exciting times. The new family member brings a new chance to develop a relationship, find things in common, discover diversity of thought and learn how to work through differences. The …continue reading

June 28, 2017 – Leaders Eat Last

The title has become relatively well-known in the past couple years because of a book written by Simon Sinek who also wrote “Start With Why.”I really enjoyed both books and have long ago internalized the first principles both titles communicate. In “”Leaders Eat Last,”Sinek describes the military leadership concept of …continue reading

June 27, 2017 – Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness This beautifully crafted phrase from the Declaration of Independence implicitly states that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable Rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Let’s take a moment to deconstruct that sentence. First – those rights are endowed from our Creator, …continue reading

June 23, 2017 – If

I love the poem If by Rudyard Kipling. I’m some circles it’s trite because guys who want to look manly often refer to it in order to bolster their perceptions of themselves. On the other hand, I’m surprised by how many people I’ve mentioned the poem to who have never …continue reading

July 22, 2017 – 100%

I had a surprise visit today from an previous colleague who gave me the wonderful news that he’s going to be a father. This was a surprise to him and his wife as they weren’t really planning to have kids anytime soon. He’s not taking the surprise very well and …continue reading

June 21, 2017 – Summer is Here

Summer is officially here and it’s not just school-age kids who love its arrival.  The summer solstice has been celebrated as a holiday for over 2000 years. It is the longest day of the year and was/is the source of many festivals worldwide. For the language geeks reading the blog, the word …continue reading